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's gun and fragments hit his hip. it was a big gun, it could have wiped us all out. >> you don't feel safe any more. >> reporter: he was not linked to the original call for help. he saw this as a opportunity to strike. >> he had some large hatred towards the police officers. what we know is that he was incredibly mad at the police department. >> reporter: his exgirlfriend says he's in the u.s. army, stationed in kansas and he recently returned to baltimore. the police tracked him down thursday. they found pieces of the rifle in his car and house. >> reporter: he's awaiting a bail review. >> the officer is home from being treated at shock trauma. >>> your next trip from expedia and more sites could cost more. you could be taxed on the full price of the hotel room, instead of the half price you pay. >>> the industry is going to pay on the cut, cap and balance deal. it's not expected to pass. don't forget, the president is going to be at the university of college park for a town hall meeting. vic carter will be there, too. >>> a game changing day at the pentagon. they'll talk about the r
again. mike? >> reporter: well, the big story now is power outages. there are more than 11,000 people without power. a big chunk are in baltimore city. 5400 also, in the pikesville area. it's not a day you want to be without air-conditioning. >> reporter: another day of heat and frustration. particularly among gbe customers in the peak rewards program. she's in a it degree home with her 5 month old niece and her dog. >> it's not coming on. i'm getting all [ indiscernible ] feel how hots the. you can feel the heat. how you doing? air-conditioning working? >> no, it's burning up. >> reporter: volunteers made sure people were okay in the record breaking heat wave. first of all, they have the fans and whatever. >> reporter: today was cooler than yesterday, the power systems were stressed. thousands were without power. >> when you add to it, more and more power running through the lines and you factor in the external temperatures. a lot of power lines are aboveground. >> it keeps me cool. >> reporter: there have been 20 deaths nationwide since the heat wave began. >> reporter: city pools h
. remember, this big putt that he made for par at 18. that got him into the playoff. ian: that's not dissimilar to the putt that sean o'hair has upcoming for his par. bill: dean ryan from the royal canadian golf association marking it off, seeing who's away. david: i think sean o'hair would love to be away here. it's not the easiest up and down -- even though it's uphill there's a little false front there. mistake with the contacts you can either run it baby or come back to your feet for kris blanks. peter k.: he's indicateed that sean o'hair is away. ian: big right to left here. downhill. difficult to get the right speed. he wants to hole it but he's got to make sure he doesn't hit it so far by that he doesn't make the five a test. kris blanks has a tricky chip sitting down in that first cut, sitting down in that first cut, coming steeply uphill. wonderful effort for sean o'hair. it's a bogey. it's a bogey. but it was a beautiful putt. bill: watch kris blanks in the background. a little body english. ian: yeah, it's a gentleman's game, isn't it? david: with some great acting.
" will be bittersweet will be sure a big celebration marked by big questions of what's ahead. >> bob thanks. also with us is charles bolden nasa administrator. >> good to be with you. >> there's a lot of criticism, including john glenn, by ending the program the way it's being ended without a backup plan this is ignoring a cardinal rule at nasa, saying there should be something else ready to go. how do you respond? >> we spent seven years with a well organized transition plan for phasing out shuttle and moving on to the next era. we're excited about what president obama is allowing us to do, working hard with the commercial entities we hope to fly our first commercial crew cargo missions early next year they will be american made rockets flying cargo to the international space station and starting to work with commercial entities, hope to release a request for proposal on commercial contracts to take crew to orbit, maybe three years after we let the contract we'll have a capability. >> many do see this and a number of astronauts have spoken over the last few weeks have said
, welcome to "the early show" here on a monday morning. i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm erica hill. >> big sports news this weekend. >> huge. >> you had to seeing it, everybody is talking about it. women's world cup soccer, after one of the most thrilling girls in the history of soccer, penalty kicks, ally krieger. tied up. everyone saying lights out, it's over, they're going over. they tie it up, shoot-out they take it 5-2 over brazil and now in the semifinals. >> they're going to meet france on twewednesday. just fantastic to watch. i love watching the players, how excited they are. brazil no joke when it comes to soccer. >> 12 years to the day after brandy chastain the shirt -- you remember that. >> i do. i do. >>> first we want to touch on yes, the debt ceiling. starting to sound like a broken record. the deadline is looming for raising the debt ceiling. there were more talks at the white house on sunday. still no resolution. president obama told lawmakers be prepared to meet again today and every day until a deal is reached. cbs news senior white house correspondent bill plante has th
. the big task in outer space is moving a 12-ton module into place. it's 6:00 and a summer like day's start. sharon has problems on the pavement and marty has the weather. >> well, shuttle wakeup music will be over in a few days. there's your impact in your neighborhood. we'll point that out. it will be a sunny, hot one. it's the middle of july, it's supposed to be this way. mid-70s now and on the way to 94. the normal is 88. it is what it is. it will be getting hotter tomorrow. we'll be closer to a hundred. we'll talk about that shortly. >>> if you have a ton and a half module to move around, here's sharon gibala. >>> well, you shouldn't have too many problems at this hour. we have just a few minor issues. that's on chesterfield at hawkins road. one lane is blocked there. everything's running at full speed. the top and the westsides are looking good. no issues out there on the westside. that's at old court road. the eastside is looking nice. especially with the sunrise. traveling downtown, they started construction for the grand prix on light street between key highway and pratt street. re
and democrats appear to be far apart. the big sticking point is taxes. the president says any agreement must include revenue increases but republicans are fiercely opposed. >> to get a big package would require a big tax increases in the middle of an economic situation that's extraordinarily difficult with 9.2% unemployment. we think it's a terrible idea. it's a job killer. >> if no deal is reached by august 2, the u.s. may not be able to borrow money to keep the government running and could default on its massive loans. >> if they don't act we face cats troverric damage to the american economy. >> some republicans favor cutting spending by $2 trillion. they use the obama administration of scare tactics claiming the u.s. has the money. it will not default and that there is no reason to panic. >> both sides are scheduled to meet again later today. >>> two years after being rescued from her kidnappers, jaycee dugard talks about her time in captivity in a television interview. >> her nightmare began in 1991 when she was snatched from a school bus stop by a couple at the age of eleven. she was h
no major problems with power right now. and we're not expected to break a record. but big problems are on the track. we have reports of people stranded without air conditioning, on marc trains. there have been power problems. and they're single tracking between here and washington. also, there's an amtrak train that is stalled near new carrollton right now, with 400 people on board. thankfully, though, the air conditioning on that train is working. >> reporter: the sun beat down. baking maryland in record- breaking heat. >> a big, hot wet blanket. >> like i'm in a bowl of hot pea soup. >> feels closer to 114. >> bge, allowed wjz inside its electrical operations control room. the number in red is how many megawatts of power is being used. it's 5500 on a typical day. >> he's not seeing any significant problems. there's been some heat-related problems in what we do in advance of really hot weather. we'll put more resources in the field so they can more quickly respond to power outages. >> reporter: marc train operators are monitoring for problems, after dozens of people were stranded
'd hit a pothole on the runway. >> it was a really big shock. just a really big shock. >> there was a lot of texting, no, there was no screaming. there was some cursing. >> some people were freaking out but everybody was pretty calm overall. >> reporter: when you say freaking out, tell us. >> the girl next to me, she was right by the wing and crying and the other guy was trying to jump out of the emergency exit for a little bit, but everybody else was pretty calm. >> reporter: both planes were fully intending to head out of boston. both ended up stuck here. it could have been much worse? >> absolutely and there were kids on board, the kids were terrific. it was very calm, everybody was fine. >> that was wbz's jim armstrong reporting. safety officials hope audio tapes from the control tower will shed some light on how that accident happened. >>> there was another incident in the skies but this one was 240 miles above earth. nasa woke the space shuttle crew late thursday after a computer failure set off alarms. the astronauts aboard "atlantis" were able to switch to a backup system. they'll
around. >> i can guarantee you there's something from a lot of big cities across the country and really something for everyone here this morning. >> all good. >>> the breaking news, former head of the international monetary fund is free to go anywhere he wants as long as he stays in the u.s. a judge friday released dominique strauss-kahn from the u.s. after prosecutors admitted there are problems with the rape case against him. sean hennessey of wcbs in new york has more. >> on this weekend strauss-kahn is enjoying his own freedom. the case is now hanging by a thread. for the first time in weeks, dominique strauss-kahn left his manhattan apartment finally free from house arrest gone with the ankle bracelet after prosecutors admitted there are problems with the housekeeper who accused him of sexual assault. >> there are substantial credibility issues. >> reporter: prosecutors admitted the 32-year-old told them a series of lies and her whereabouts after the attack, first claiming to hiding in the hallway, but later admitted to cleaning two rooms. >> i understand the circumstances surround
in rural areas. last year the postal service lost $8 billion. the partial shut-down of the f.a.a. is a big windfall for most u.s. airlines this morning. congress failed to fund the budget for the f.a.a., authorization to collect taxes on airline ticket expired. only three airlines though -- alaska air, frontier and virgin atlantic, are dropping fares. other airlines are collecting and keeping $200 million a week. >>> mcdonald's is announcing big changes to its happy meals today. the los angeles times reports the fast food giant will add servings of fruits and veggies to the popular meals and the size of fries will shrink. look for changes in september. >>> and that denver teenager mauled by a bear in alaska is describing the attack from his hospital bed. the weekend attack happened north of anchorage. 17-year-old sam gotsian was on a hike for a survival course. some got away and sam was lucky just to survive. >> i thought i was going to die when i was being attacked. i was so scareded. we saw the first person go around the corner, yell bear and run backwards. i looked behind me and the bea
stay cool and play games as they wait for the big show. >> it is 4th of july, independence day and i'm from the city of brotherly love where it all began. >> reporter: not only is baltimore patriotic but your shirt is patriotic. >> right, i'm in a patriotic mood today. >> being out here when the fireworks, it's just so amazing, you see everybody return to being a child. >> i enjoyed the last time i came down with my kids. so i really wanted to be down here again. >> reporter: some arrived early to get the best seat of the house. >> the best place to watch. >> you have a birds eye view, nobody is in front of you to block your view and you see it all. >> reporter: okay now just to give you an idea. people have been coming down all afternoon. there are several police officers who have already aligned themselves all along the harbor walk literally within the last, i want to say 20 minutes, half hour, people have just packed the house here. over here, i don't know how much of this you'll be able to see. but again people just lining up to see the shows and then people taking on the grassy
. ed hardy has another one. good-bye, home run. a two homer ballgame for hardy. >> it was another big night for hardy as he roughed up the starter. this gives him 16 for the season. the orioles win 12-4. >>> and a long game in pittsburgh comes to a controversial end last night. a brave's runner is out at the plate and the umpire calls him safe. they argued the call and the braves win it 4-3. some are very mad at that call. >> the ravins are finally reporting to work and no one's happier than this defensive tackle. >> it feels to be back in the building. i mean, i started getting board in the lockout. you work out and there ain't nothing else to do in the afternoon. i got tired of playing games. >> reporter: a defensive lineman has been reporting also. he filled in the right tackle spot for gaither last season. >>> and at the world swimming championships in china. michael phelps is swimming in the 200-meter freestyle. he was overtaken. i'm sure he's disappointed about that finish. good job, any way. >> you know, michael changed up his style of swimming and the events he's swimming in.
a big $22 billion social security payment august 3rd but recent tax revenues have come in $14 billion higher than expected. >> in other words the treasury on august 2nd stands to have more cash on hand than before and they'll be able to make the big social security payment august 3rd. >> reporter: at most that gives the government one more week. >> can they go up to the 11th hour? >> there's a big cost going to the 11th hour because you start to spook markets. >> reporter: former governor of michigan says in the rescue package in 2008 the dow plummeted nearly 800 points that day. >> boy, was it a disaster, so when you go last minute and you're basically saying you know, don't assume that we have responsible adults that has huge, huge costs we've seen it happen before. let's hope it doesn't happen now. >> reporter: while economists say the risk is remote, the risk of a new recession is very real. if america has to slash its spending to stay under the debt ceiling, the recovery could be over and quickly. anthony mason, cbs news, new york. >>> now to the massacre in norway. the confessed
arrived late sunday. they drew big crowds of well wishers, later this week wrap up their 11-day tour in southern california. >>> asian stock markets picked up today right where they left off on friday with solid gains. the nikkei was up almost 1%, hong kong's hang seng rose rose almost 1.5%. this week wall street's closed for the fourth of july holiday. investors will watch for the job numbers later this week. they'll get an update on how america's factories are doing. >>> americans celebrate independence day in lots of different ways. one of the many for families is a trip to a nearby state park. several states have budget problems these days and money for parks is often among the first things cut. kendis gibson reports. >> reporter: for the past decade brian, julianne and their kids have been coming to mcgrath state beach, a state park north of los angeles, but this may be their last independence holiday here. the park is slated to close in september. do you feel you're losing a family member? >> we do. this is our favorite spot. i feel safe here. it's great for families. >> report
. >> a big package would require big tax increases in the middle of an economic situation that's extraordinarily difficult with 9.2% unemployment. we think it's a terrible idea. it's a job killer. >> reporter: even some democrats are raising concerns about the president's plan especially cuts to medicare and other social services. >> we said we're not going to end the medicare guarantee. >> reporter: president obama scheduled a news conference this morning before he meets with lawmakers. he's expected to stress a deal must be reached within a week and a half for the u.s. to avoid its first ever default. >> the president made it clear he's willing to do very difficult things for him, for his party but the republicans have to do some things, too. >> reporter: if a deal to raise the debt ceiling is not approved by august 2nd, the treasury department says the government will run out of money to pay its bills and the new head of the international monetary fund warns the impact could be felt worldwide. >> interest hikes, stock markets taking a huge hit and real nasty consequences. >>
forward. >>> big news this morning. first according to several reports the sexual assault case against dominique strauss-kahn is falling apart because his accuser may not be telling the truth. strauss-kahn has a bail hearing later today. cbs news correspondent elaine quijano is at the courthouse in manhattan with the latest. >> reporter: good morning to you. if true these new developments represent a stunning reversal of fortune for the man whose political and financial career all but disintegrated when he was arrested six weeks ago. two law enforcement officials told "the times" the case against dominique strauss-kahn could soon collapse because they have uncovered major holes in the credibility of the housekeeper who filed the charges. >> this defendant is charged with criminal sexual acts in the first degree. >> reporter: the woman charged that strauss-kahn assaulted her and forced her to commit a sex act when he came upon her while she was cleaning his $3,000 a night suite at new york's sofitel hotel. forensic evidence confirms a sexual encounter between the two took place but pros
reports indicate a tire blowout may be to blame. >>> at least eight people were injured when a big stage collapsed at a music festival in ottawa, canada. the band cheap trick was playing at the ottawa blues fest yesterday evening when a severe thunderstorm hit. the band got off the stage safely. one person was seriously injured. >>> to the dangerous heat wave that's baking much of middle america with many areas suffering through triple-digit temperatures the oppressive and sticky weather isn't going away any time soon. it's expected to last all week and headed east. this morning at least 15 states are under excessive heats advisories, warnings or watches. most are in the midwest where cooling centers are overcrowded. cynthia bowers reports. >> reporter: it's been so hot for so long in oklahoma the government called for a statewide day of prayer in hope of some divine intervention. for 47 straight days, temperatures in oklahoma city have been 90 or more. there's been only one day below 100 so far this month and it's expected to be 100 degrees or more through at least friday. this summer s
. >> reporter: larry kanor red says the treasury faces a big $22 billion social security payment on august 3. but recent tax revenues have come in $14 billion higher than expectd. >> in other words, the treasury on august 2 is going to have more cash on hand than what it looked like before. therefore they'll be able to make that big social security payment on august. >> reporter: at most that gives the government one more week. can they go right up to the 11th hour here. >> there's a big cost going to the 11th hour because you start to spook the markets. >> reporter: ric mishkin points out when congress at first rejected the tarp financial rescue package in 2008 the dow plummeted nearly 800 points that day. >> boy, was it a disaster. when you go to the last minute and you're basically saying, you know, don't assume that we have responsible adults, well, that actually has huge, huge costs. we've seen this happen before. let's hope it doesn't happen now. >> reporter: economists say the risk of a default is remote, but the risk of a new recession is very real. if america has to slash its spendi
this morning. big story here. we're going to look at a nuclear plant in tennessee called watts bar where a recent federal inspection found more than 40 significant problems. 40. it is a crucial issue, especially after japan's recent nuclear meltdown. one critic says regulators are gambling with people's lives. we're going to hear more from armen keteyian in this investigation. >> something you don't want to miss when you think about the future of this country's energy policy. but we begin with britain's tabloid scandal, and an unprecedented day for the owner at the center of it. rupert murdoch faces questioning by british lawmakers, who want to know more about cell phone hacking, police payoffs, and other alleged wrongdoing by reporters at his newspapers. cbs news correspondent elizabeth palmer is in london outside the house of parliament with the latest. good morning, liz. >> good morning. the murdochs are going to appear in about 2 1/2 hours from now. technically, at a session of the commons committee on culture, media and sports. but i'll tell you, in atmosphere it's much more like a
stronger than expected earning result from big companies like ibm and coca- cola. the company said it sold more drinkers around the world in the second quarter. but goldman sachs, fell short of expectations in earnings because of stock declined and bond trading revenue. the bank cfo say it will likely lay off about 1000 employees. president obama said there has been some progress in negotiations over the nation's debt ceiling. the president praised the proposal by a bipartisan group who say their agreement on a plan that will cut the deficit by more than $4 trillion. the deadline is august 2. shares of news corporation rose today after son rupert murdoch and son james testified today. murdoch said he didn't know his company paid out big sums of phone hacking victims. and pittsburgh steelers running back rashard mendenhall is suing for $1 million in damages after champion sports apparel dropped his deal about tweet about osama bin laden. that's your money watch. >>> imagine riding a bike from city to city helping habitat for humanity build several homes. that's one group of riders has done
government loans six years ahead of time. the automakers made a big turnaround since its government bailout two years ago. of the 12 billion chrysler borrowed from taxpayers, $11.2 billion has been fully repaid. they are now forecasting 2011 earnings of as much as a half billion dollars. the company has cut costs of the jeep chrysler and dodge brands. >>> american express has been reporting big gains in the second quarter. revenue rose by 12%, exceeding analysts' expectations >>> the talking continues in washington, where president obama has now indicated he would back a short-term plan to raise the nation's debt ceiling and present financial default. the white house is pushing for a compromise that would cut the massive budget deficit, while increasing the borrowing power. and with its final mission complete, the space shuttle atlantis has secured its place in history. but with the space program now in question, thousands of nasa employees at kennedy space center will be laid off starting tomorrow. >> that's your money watch. for all of your business headlines, log onto money watch.com. in
this kind of heat can lead to big-time problems, especially if, like, these guys, you're out working in it. but it's the elderly that are most at risk. already, a 95-year-old woman and an 81-year-old man in the city have died from heat- related complications this summer. that's why health officials are urging people to check in on their elderly neighbors frequently, with a warning that it takes time before effects of the heat can karch up with you. -- catch up with you. >> so the two, heat-related deaths we have had this summer have come after a string of code reds. so when you check on your neighbors, check on them on the day of the code red. but also check on them the day after, and the day after that. >> reporter: fatigue, heavy sweating, muscle cramps, headache, nausea, all signs doctors say the heat is taking a toll on you. city residents can come out and get free ice water. >> reporter: ice water, the key word here. doctors say it is really important if you're going to be spending any time outdoors to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. they also say it's important to take lots of frequent br
:00 and 6:00. we're live near the airport, adam may, wjz eyewitness news. >> a lot breaking on this big story on the bwi parkway. we'll have more for you on this still-developing story coming up at 5:00 and 6:00 live. >>> casey anthony could walk free in 24 hours. the verdict is being analyzed from coast to coast. karen brown reports for wjz on what happens now. >> reporter: people are already lining up to get a seat for casey anthony's sentencing. many can't believe she was cleared of murdering her daughter caylee. >> maybe someday she's going to wake up and realize, i've got to come forward. >> reporter: russell heckler was an alternate jury. >> it was the right decision. >> he said the prosecution did not prove caylee was murdered. >> they didn't show us how caylee died. that was important. >> reporter: heckler objects there was some sort of horrific accident. >> overall, i think the family knows a lot more than what came out at the trial. >> reporter: the judge will sentence casey anthony on four misdemeanor charges of lying to police. she's already spent nearly three years in jail.
water. >> reporter: and big electricity users like the university of maryland baltimore are being asked to cut down on their electricity usage. and health officials are also making door-to-door visits to the elderly. reporting live from druid hill park, mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> and be sure to stay with wjz and wjz.com for the latest on the record-breaking heat. just the first warning weather forecast, 24 hours a day on our website. >>> our other big story today, president obama comes to maryland to make his case to raise the debt limit. wjz has complete coverage of the president's visit. vic carter spent the day in college park. and jessica kartalija has more from the college campus. he has the president's message as the deal creeps closer. good afternoon, vic. >> hi, kai. the president came with a lot already. he's managing wars and conflict in iraq, afghanistan, and libya. and here's at home -- here at home, he's locked into the battle every on the debt ceiling and adding to the budget. after that, he came directly to hear from voters and their concerns and how they run
plan your getaway and come play. you never know who you'll run into. >>> it's 79 degrees and a big warmup is on the way. we'll have details in the complete first warning forecast with bernadette coming up in a moment >> >> desperate search for survivors after a cruise ship sinks in russia. all of the 100 people, including children are feared dead in the murky waters. a few passengers were able to swim to shore. another boat rescued about a dozen other people >> >> a fiery crash upset in detroit. the accident happened on a stretch of highway known as deadman's curve. witnesses say other drivers were racing on the highway when one of the cars hit the truck. that caused him to slide off the highway, up an embankment and into the building. another person inside of the store was also hurt >> >> someone smashed the glass doors to the ed sullivan theater where david letterman tapes his show. after the man broke in, he made a mess of the lobby in the box office area. police arresting him said he was drunk during the attack >> >> a possible close call in space being monitored. nasa is keepi
is a big month for weddings. so many l.a. brides walking down the aisle this weekend are now sending out traffic advisories to their guests and staying near their church the night before the ceremony. listen to poncherelli. >> ponch. chips. >> chips is saying stay away. goodness. >>> coming up on eyewitness news at 4:00. a final memorial. how family and friends are remembering former first lady betty ford. >>> bridge collapse. the dramatic scene. a tour bus plunges to the ground. what went wrong. the weather is perfect for almost anything going on. tim williams is updating your first warning forecast. >>> for instant updates and first warping stories, click wjz.com. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> that's our cruise ship, mary, tim, let's go. >> is it? >> recent those carnival colors? i don't think that's a carnival ship. >> any ship is giad ship to get on on a day like this. >> and i would tell you your itinerary very, very happily. >> nice. >> love boat. that's what i wanted to do for my life. >> i could see mary doing that, yes, cruise dect doctorror mary. we're looking at very calm conditions on t
, ever. >> reporter: so the two big sticking points are that the republicans have a balanced budget amendment in their version. and they also want another vote in this sometime in january, which would put us in the same scenario. senate democrats have their own plan. ask they expect to take a vote on that sometime over the next weekend. reporting live, mike hellgren. >> wjz is following this very important story. we'll bring you the latest developments as they unfold. check in tonight at 11:00, for a complete wrap-up. >>> updating breaking news for you now. a helicopter crash. sky eye chopper 13 is over the scene. let's go to mike perry for the latest. >> reporter: hello, mike. we're in the 4,000 block of conowingo. a huge helicopter has apparently landed hard. and chopped off its tail. you can see it has collapsed onto the ground. all three main rotor blades are broken. the aircraft has crashed down onto its left side. and you can see some damage to the cockpit area of this very small, single, two-engine -- or single-engine, two-passenger helicopter. at this point, it is not clear
, something real big happened on the mound today. not involving either one of ,,,, >>> well, i have a few yankees fans excited about jeter today. >> well, major milestone. derek jeter etched another chapper into the annals. here's the yankee's co-captain. 3-2 pitch and one out. bye bye baseball. left field and one lucky fan got the souvenir of a lifetime. it's his 3000th hit. his first hit, august 30th, 1995 against the mariners. so, derek jeter and that guy, the only players among 28 to reach the 3000 hit plateau with a home run. just how low can the birds go. last night at fenway park, a professional play that looked amateurish. hardy misplayed two balls and felix couldn't catch a ball. that was big poppy to the right. red sox scored eight building an 8-0 lead. in thibleth in-- in the 8th inning, let's fast forward. he shouts at the slugger. that ignites a clearing ball. and they had words earlier, all of this adding up to another -- the words only go so far for those struggling birds. >> no, we're playing the game of baseball. you have to ask david what he was thinking. you know, it's
. the lineup tonight here on cbs, "60 minutes," "big brother," "undercover boss," and "csi: miami." so another thrilling finish here in the quad cities. and another championship for this favorite son of the midwest, steve stricker. for our entire cbs sports team, thanks for being with us. thanks for being with us. so long from silvis, illinois. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with russ mitchell. >> mitchell: and good evening. we begin tonight with news of a rare sunday night showdown at the white house. as the race to strike a deficit reduction deal heads to the wire, president obama is meeting with congressional leaders with both sides still far apart. we haved latest on the meeting and what the stakes are. and we begin with senior white house correspondent bill plante. >> reporter: with an august 2nd deadline hanging over them, president obama and congressional leaders both talk to the grand bargain, a deal to cut around $4 trillion in spending and restructure the tax system. but last night house speaker john boehner called it quits saying simply he didn't have the
said we have a fine day shaping up. we'll have a fine evening shaping up. that's a big deal. the baltimore orioles are in town playing the indians. the heros of america's great north coast. the game thyme, 7:05. we'll start the work with the orioles this week on the family food drive. it's a very, very important event to us. we want you to come out. you couldn't ask for a finer night of a baseball game. ernie banks would say, we have the teams and the balls and bats, let's play! tim williams has the details, coming up shortly. now, throwing it back inside. >>> wjz and masn are teaming up to feed the hungry and homeless. brink -- bring along nonperishable food items for the oriole food drive. wjz staffers will be collecting the donations at the gate. tonight, it's moe, andrea and ron. sunday, it's denise, mary, jessica and stan and mike hellgren. that's part of the continuing communitiy commitment. thank you very much. >>> still to come at noon. a run in near a runway. how the jets collided. >>> play ball! lawmakers take the debt battle to the baseball field? >>> and take ano
wjz.com. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> i think the big question tonight is, what dish? maryland gets hammered 2? >> it is. we had a very -- as you know, you were on that story last night. we had very violent storms roll through here last night. and we will see these right on through tonight. around 9:00 or 10:00. before we start to see some calming down. take a look at first warns live doppler radar. you can see a lot of these storms rolling on through. the entire wjz viewing area is affected by flash flood watch in effect. and a severe thunderstorm watch in effect through 9:00 p.m. tonight. and now we have flash flood warnings in effect roughly until about 6:45. and now severe thunderstorm warnings now. just a lot of rain. the entire area is going to see these thunderstorms rolling on through here. they're moving very slowly. so they're capable. producing maybe 1 to 2 inches of rain. and that does create the problems for flash flooding. so if you do see some standing waters, turn around, don't drown. don't try to go through standing water. you don't know how deep it is. and if it's moving wa
eyewitness news at 4:00. a big change. what mcdonald's has taken out of its happy meals and putting in instead. >>> suspect in court. two men charged in the severe beating of a san francisco giants fan may have let their anger out on at least three other fans. >>> i'm ron matz. at webber's cider, it's buy local week in maryland. it's healthy and delicious. the story coming up on wjz's eyewitness news. >>> it is blue skies, as far as the eye can see. and low humidity. not bad. stick around. bern's updated first warning weather forecast is coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> the famous chilean miners rescued. one struck a deal to produce a movie about a collapse of a mine last year. and the rescue efforts that captivated the world. trapped miners spent more than two months underground. shooting for the film is scheduled to start in 2012. >>> an elderly stroke victim is filing a lawsuit against the dallas police department. diane irons was arrested in may for public intoxication. police say she was slurring her speech. but when her son tried to tell them she was a stroke victim and not
. to inform voters. >> i don't care how many misinformation big lies they put out. the people in this state are going to vote against the dream act in november. >> reporter: more than enough. that's how state election officials describe the number of valid signatures on the petition to block the dream act. only about 56,000 names were needed. the state received more than double. >> we were watching the campaign as well. >> reporter: charlie carter works at progressive maryland, which represents the students. she says there are many more who support the dream act. >> 56,000 people find. i believe it's an issue of fairness. >> reporter: in all, though, the state says the required number of signatures are valid on the petition. there could still be some legal challenges to the referendum. back to you. >> gigi, thank you. the petition against the dream act is the first time in almost 20 years that voters have put a law to a statewide referendum. >>> bad news on the employment front tonight. the nation gained new jobs but not enough to cut into the unemployment rate. jessica kartalija is in the
're doing it over in the uk, there's not, that pond is not too big an expanse of water. >> let me ask you about rupert murdock, involved in a $19 billion deal, 12 billion pounds to purchase british sky news, what does it do to that transaction, which is so massive. >> it threatens that transaction deeply. if you had david cameron getting into the business of murdock saying you should accept the resignation or fire a top executive in london, rebekah brooks, you have to think this deal is threatened. >> i want to bring in eleanor goodman, long time political eleanor for channel 4 news in great britain. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> we heard the prime minister david cameron saying the "cozy relationship between the british media and politicians ends now." this is going to raise some eyebrows, this coming from a man who would hire the former editor to be his communications director, andy colson and close relationship with rebekah brooks who runs the publications department for rupert murdock. how can he say this with the relationships he's had? >> it's not just him who has had the
blunt with them. >> reporter: officials say the group examined all the pieces of a potential big deal spending cuts entitlement reforms, savings from the tax cut and employment insurance. the big deal is his preference but he'd accept a small $2 trillion deal. there's also a proposal by senators harry reid and mitch mcconnell to give the president the authority to extend the debt ceiling through 2012 without the consent. >> he described it as a last ditch effort in case we're unable to do anything else and what may look like something less than optimal today if we're unable to get to an agreement might look pretty good a couple of weeks from now. >> reporter: that fallback agreement is looking more and more likely. sources say that the person who made the most of the argument on wednesday, eric cantor didn't even open his mouth yesterday in the meeting, and they say that they expect things to move forward, but they don't know how fast. there's no meeting today, but we will hear from the president at a news conference later this morning. >> bill, thanks. we will b
to that coming up. but first, president obama and congress go back to work today in one of the big items on their to-do list is a deal to cult the budget deficit and raise the federal debt limit. joining us now is cbs news senior white house correspondent bill plante. bill, good morning. what is the latest on these negotiations? >> well, chris, in one word, they are deadlocked. still. there's been no further schedule of talks between the white house and congress. republicans remain opposed to any kind of new taxes. and democrats are just as adamant that there has to be some kind of new revenue. congress has raised the debt ceiling 102 times since it was first instituted in 1917. and ten times in the last decade. but never before have the stakes been so high, or democrats and republicans so unwilling to budge. norm ornstein is a longtime student of congress. >> normally what you see in these negotiations is tough stances, but at least some willingness to go, not halfway, but a quarter of the way to where the other side is. >> reporter: the gop is now united in its opposition to raising th
's no way you could go. everybody has a big stake in the case. >> vinnie is a former prosecutor. you seemed fairly confident the prosecution had done a sound job. you mentioned the way the jury was reacting to the defense, giving you an idea maybe this would not be good for the defense. of course things happened otherwise. you think the prosecution, anything you should have done differently in. >> not at all. it comes down to reasonable doubt. you know this is a criminal defendant's best friend, it's our system, the foundation of our system, reasonable doubt. this jury found it reasonable to believe that a grandfather would see his granddaughter drown in an innocent manner with no credible liability, take that innocent accident, cover it up to frame his own daughter for first-degree murder and watch her have to battle a potential death penalty, they found it reasonable, so under our system, she's not guilty. >> jennifer jose baez took his fair share of criticism throughout the trial but in the end emerges as a guy who played this, an attorney who played this very well. you mentioned the cou
. however there is disagreement over that point, big disagreement over that point. >> the other thing we'll be looking at is of course whether or not there will be issue with the credit rating. we'll talk about that. rebecca thanks. chris? >> thank you. >>> there is news of another arrest in the widening phone hacking scandal in britain. rupert murdoch is being pressured to appear before lawmakers in london and washington. dana lewis is in london good morning. >> reporter: good morning, we're hearing a ninth person has been arrested in the phone hacking scandal, the former executive editor of the "news of the world," but the late breaking news here this morning is the british government committee has just issued a summons for rupert and james murdoch to appear before them to answer questions about what they knew in the phone hacking scandal but legally there is a serious question over whether they can be compelled to appear. damage control in high gear rupert murdoch and son james in london trying to find a way to put out the fire. news corp shut out "nut of the
the game yesterday? wow. a big bummer for u.s. somer fans. the u.s. women's team was expected to win the world cup on sunday, had a lot of chances. but lost to japan on penalty kicks. it was a nail biter right to the end. it touched off huge celebrations in japan where they're still recovering from the disasters, the earthquake and tsunami, and we'll have more on that tough loss for the usa and also what lies ahead for the u.s. women in just a bit. >> so close. >> so close. >> but we'll get to that coming up. but first let's begin with the latest on the hacking scandal. on sunday, london's top cop quit over his department's connection to the accused phone hacker and while the woman in charge was arrested. elizabeth palmer is in london with more this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, chris. well, when this whole affair exploded exactly two weeks ago today, nobody dreamed how many powerful high profile people would be dragged in and down. rebekah brooks, the former murdock editor and british ceo, has now been bailed of a her ter arrest yesterday. she s
. how a big new purchase is doing just that. >>> hot and humid july evening. when will the weather improve? wjz meteorologist bernadette woods is updating your first warning forecast. not that long ago, many families were priced out of an overheated housing market. but the times have changed. get the facts at remax.com. it's a great place to see all the listings in thousands of cities and towns. with lots of houses to chose from and down-to-earth prices the dream of owning a home seems more attainable than ever. find out what an experienced re/max agent can do for you. nobody sells more real estate than re/max. visit remax.com today. >>> out of the ashes. a baltimore city church struggles to rebuild. investigators say the fire started after someone found stolen equipment in the sanctuary. what the church is doing to get back on its feet. >> reporter: hours before sunday services, flames ripped through the greater paradise christian center on the corner of east oliver and north potomac. >> now, two hours later, it's time to rebuild, just focus. and let's get back in here and make it
to change entitlements and we know we're going to need revenues if we want a big package to solve the deal. now if it turns out the other side won't budge on anything, then we're going to be here every day until we get this done. >> senator mcconnell's proposal which we mentioned briefly at the top came out after you sat down with the president but what are the white house and other leaders saying about it this morning? >> well, there's a sense of relief, you can almost feel it all across washington today, erica, because senator mcconnell's proposal would help them step back from the brink. the president's spokesperson, jay carney, said yesterday that default is not an option, and they said some positive things about senator mcconnell's proposal, so everyone today is debating that proposal, but there is a sense that it lets some of the pressure off and may help the country avoid default. >> so in some ways it lets some of the pressure off politically. even though the president told you it's time to set politics aside, neither party wants to be the one that causes the u.s. to default so you
end from 1963 to 1971 and was a big part of their 1971 super bowl win. off the field, mackey was the first president of the nfl players association. wjz spoke with sylvia mackey earlier today, about the loss of her husband. >> i'm doing well, thank you. because -- it's not like all of a sudden, he was killed or something was unexpected. i understood the disease. i knew the direction that it was going in. >> you just hope that it takes longer than it does. and he did outlive the average. the average after diagnosis is 7 to 10 years. he was just hitting the end of the 10th year. >> now, sylvia mackey's concern about her husband's condition is responsible for an ongoing study on the long-term effects of concussions on nfl players. >> john mackey was 69 years old. funeral plans are still being finalized. wjz will have more on his passing coming up at 5:00 and 6:00. >>> despite searching through the night, police have still not found that man armed with a gun and a hammer who attacked a speed camera on the beltway. >> reporter: police have now updated the description of the man th
the neighborhood. >> it's pretty big. ought to be caught. >> reporter: police now are trying to do just that. >> we do not have any leads at this time. we're asking for the public's help in reporting any suspicious behavior they may have seen in that area that morning. or anyone who they may know who is talking about this crime. >> reporting live in towson, mike schuh, wjz eyewitness news. kai, back to youful. >> mike, thank you. anyone with information is encouraged to call baltimore county police. or baltimore crimestoppers. >>> if you're waiting for somebody to get home from work, let's check on the roads. here's kristy breslin. >> hi, mary. hi, everyone. a couple of accidents there to update you on. if you are traveling northbound 95, we have an accident, just past the aberdeen exit. the delay all the way back to riverside parkway. whitemarsh, philadelphia road at niewpts road for another accident. and southbound 895 accident there, approaching the toll plaza. back over to the beltway. 15 minutes on the west side inner loop. from southwestern boulevard, over to liberty road. average speed in th
'll be laid next to her husband in michigan. >>> a big set back for the economy. june's unemployment rate was the highest it's been all year. companies added 18,000 jobs last month. so far, that was below what was predicted. lawmakers are trying to reach an agreement to raise the debt limit. republicans and democrats are fighting hard against parts of president obama's plans. the president wants to slash $4 trillion in spending and close tax lupe holes. >>> everyone, democrats and republican go out and say, no, i didn't get it all and yes, i had to accept things i didn't want. look at what we did. >> reporter: president obama called both sides of the white house for a meeting tomorrow. the nation could default on debt for the first time ever. >> the astronauts on board the shuttle atlantis are spending their morning in space. atlantis blasted into space for the final time yesterday. as alex demetrick explains, it was emotional for some in maryland. >> reporter: while four astronauts settled into the space shuttle atlantis, hundreds of nasa employees settled in to watch. mike has spent thr
doors of the legendary human show scattered. a big mess made of david letterman's home away from home. garbage stands and ropes overturned. a ground floor office trashed. >> just can't imagine why anyone would do that. >> called -- someone called 911. >> police say 22-year-old james whitmore who lives in this building is charged with burglary and criminal mischief. whitmore's roommate had very little to say about the incident. >> it's definitely a surprise, but we don't want to talk about it. >> reporter: before this, a worker says, there never seemed to be a need for around-the- clock security out front. >> it's crazy. it's never happened before. i don't know why somebody should do something like that. >> here's david letterman! >> reporter: lucky for letterman, the doors for the studio and set for his show were padlocked. worldwide pants released a statement, the late show set was not accessed. and it will be taping as usual tomorrow. the show was once home to the edsullivan show. the late show with ed sullivan has been here since 1993. after an incident that is sure to give letterm
dismantling a rifle. neighbors were terrified. >> it's a big gun. it wiped us all out. the witness told the police, he said to her, is it bad that i don't feel anything? >> reporter: the witness said that he talked about wanting to shoot someone for months. >> it's a miracle that the officer wasn't seriously injured. >> reporter: tonight, the shooter faces several charges. wjz dug into jordan's background. he served two years at fort riley before honorably discharged. he worked here as a security guard for the past month. he received a psychological treatment this year. he had three suicide attempts, including this month. he'll be behind bars until trial. >>> and jordan faces 11 different charges all together. >>> a presidential story -- the historical society of pennsylvania says that barry landowel took a letter signed by george washington. he and others are accused of taking several items. >>> the ravens could be practicing next week, but training camp can't start until there's an agreement. the players agreed last night, but the agreement isn't ratified. they're going over it and fi
on the "cbs evening news." >> all right. good news here. guess whose birthday is today? >> big "g." >> that's right, jeff glor at the news desk. >> happy birthday. >> that is very nice. unexpected surprise. >> chris baked a cake. >> wow. >> get ready. >> after the show. good morning. we begin here now with an assassination in afghanistan. the powerful half-brother of afghan president hamid karzai was murdered this morning. officials say that ahmed wali karzai was shot to death by one of his own bodyguards at his home in kandahar. cbs news correspondent mandy clark is there. >> god willing there will be an answer of pain and suffering on the people, and peace and security will be implemented in our country so that no other afghan family will go through such pains that we all have suffered. >> reporter: ahmed wali karzai was a controversial figure. he was widely seen as the de facto governor of kandahar province, giving orders to public officials behind the scenes, but more importantly in this society, solving tribal disputes. over the years there were persistent reports that he was involved
day in the big city. i'm russ mitchell. >> i'm rebecca jarvis. from the jobs to the royals and the shuttle launch and to betty ford. >> a courageous first lady who battled addiction to pain killers and addiction to alcohol and defeating breast cancer. she died in palm springs, california, she was 93 years old. scott pelley takes a look back at her remarkable life. >> reporter: relatively unknown until her husband became president, betty ford became one of the most popular and respected women in america. born elizabeth anne bloomer april 18th, 1918, she grew up in grand rapids, michigan. she dreamed of becoming a professional dancer and after high school she moved east to study under martha graham, the high priestess of modern dance. she earned a spot in the auxiliary dance troupe but her mother pressured her to leave the troupe in 1941. she performed in her own dance troupe, married and divorced and then met a young man named gerald ford, they married in 1948, weeks before ford was elected to his first term in congress. through the 1950s and '60s, they were a traditional an
of your truck. you're making a big mistake, commander mcgarrett. are we done here now? because if it's okay with you, i'd like to get back to my job evacuating the city. after which i look forward to having a nice, long chat with the governor about this incident. recognize this? we found one just like it outside of dr. russell's house. lukela: it's a sandbag. there are thousands everywhere. steve: yes, there are. (chuckles) that's smart. wait till the disaster's been averted, everybody's relieved, the cleanup's underway, and then you come back and you collect. coast guard tracked that drug deal for six months. it was supposed to be our takedown, but then hpd swooped in, took the credit. now i'm being pushed out before my 20, no pension, no benefits. my country owes me. hey... let's clear one thing up right now. you swore to support and defend this country, no matter what the cost. she doesn't owe you anything, okay? danny: this, uh... could be our last chance to say it. go on. book him, danno. how much money is this? it's $28 million. ♪ ♪ eh...! lost again! hey, babe. daddy! (gro
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